Thursday, June 09, 2016

Supersizing the Failure

French crooks hit a McDonald's restaurant where a large number of off-duty French para-military commandos were eating. That's where their criminal plan faltered:

The off-duty soldiers waited for the end of the heist to intervene so as not to put other patrons in danger, Besancon public prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot said Monday.

The first man, who was carrying around 2,000 euros ($2,270) cash, stumbled as he attempted to flee and was captured, while the other was shot in the abdomen by one of the elite forces and arrested.

Good job, guys.

UPDATE: Although I suspect that no medals will be awarded by the French government because the heroics took place in a McDonald's rather than a smokey coffee house serving baguettes.